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Heart Lessons From California's Epic Drought

Mary Novaria | Posted 01.12.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

Grass has begun to grow in Los Angeles after just two days of steady rain. At the top of our street, tender, green shoots have sprung up on a brown, d...

Got A Nut Allergy? Take A Boat!

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 01.08.2017 | Travel
Lianne Mandelbaum

The time has come for airlines to face the unfortunate reality that food allergies are increasing at an alarming rate. More and more people with food allergies will begin flying. As food allergic passengers, we don't ask to have others notified not to consume nuts around us because we secretly desire unwarranted special treatment.

The Lesbian Chronicles 5

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

This is the first time in my adult life that I will not be starting the new year with a resolve to diet.

Belief and the Board Rubber

Nesrin Everett | Posted 01.02.2017 | Business
Nesrin Everett

I was fifteen years old, at school and my daily maths class was about to begin. I hated maths. Just knowing that the class was about to start, bringin...

It Could Have Been Me

Sarah Galla | Posted 12.31.2016 | Impact
Sarah Galla

I often think about sliding doors. Well, more the concept of missed tragedies and missed opportunity than actual sliding doors. There is a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow that is about a woman who has a split second slip up, and misses catching her train just as the doors are sliding shut.

An Alternative Approach to New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

Again this year I will no doubt make personal commitments. There is nothing wrong with that. I need to eat less and exercise more. But if history can be trusted, I'm not confident those resolutions will still be in force by February.

The Story of Happy: A Homeless Christmas

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 01.02.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Stacie Huckeba

("Happy" -- Photo Credit: Stacie Huckeba) This is "Happy." I met him Christmas morning. My friend Rod Picott and I spent our Christmas driving around...

When Was the Last Time Something Took Your Breath Away?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The sensation of awe is universal but hard to describe -- "jaw-dropping," "goose bump giving," and "spine tingling" are often used to capture that sense of wonder that awe inspires. Indeed, the experience of awe occurs in the body as much as it does in the mind.

A Tale of Two Dates - And What I Learned

Jennifer Barrows | Posted 12.29.2016 | Divorce
Jennifer Barrows

I have read what seems to be a million articles about dating after divorce. All of these articles, while valuable, never prepared me for the actual experience.

4 Secret Super-Powers You Can Get From Doing Yoga

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 12.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

You'd never know it from the face of popular yoga. But there are some incredible superpowers yoga can give you. These have nothing to do with a perfec...

Room in the Inn

Liza Long | Posted 12.22.2016 | Impact
Liza Long

To those who say, "There's room in the inn" or "They should be grateful for what we give them," here's something to think about this Christmas season. Are we giving what we want to give, or are we giving what they need?

What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

People often confuse spirituality with religion. People can be both religious and spiritual, but it is also possible to be religious without being spi...

Don't Be a Dick

Abby Draper | Posted 12.20.2016 | Comedy
Abby Draper

I work very hard at maintaining my friendships. That is not me bragging, it's simply a very important part of who I am. And for the last week, I have been hugely reminded that how you treat others is exactly how others will treat you.

The Startling Truth About Being A Mom During The Holidays

Galit Breen | Posted 12.17.2016 | Parents
Galit Breen

This is my A-game. A day late, a penny short, a little frosting on the back of that card.

Developing Global Compassion

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.16.2016 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

"Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek." - Dalai Lama In my book Cre...

How I Outnumbered My Inner Critic

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 12.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kimber Simpkins

When I fall on my face, my inner cheering section makes all the difference in being able to pick myself up, dust myself off, be kind about my pratfall, and get ready for whatever comes next.

7 Simple Ways We Can Help Our Troubled World

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 12.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shammi Paranjape

Something's not quite right. One can sense it and see it. Things are falling apart, and nobody knows where the center is. It's not just about climate ...

Random Acts of Compassionate Connection

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Loneliness hurts. We don't need a slew of...

The Healthiest Thing You Could Do This Holiday Season

Happify | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season to be jolly -- but also to be kind. The holidays have a wonderful way of bringing out the best in people, and there's no better way to...

Learning... With Determination and Paying It Forward

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

When was the last time you tried learning something completely new? Not only new, but something in an area in which you have NEVER been even moderatel...

When Hope Seems Lost, Remember This

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 12.13.2016 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

When my brother Willie was diagnosed with autism, he was three years old and I was five. Neither of us had been to church yet, so I didn't have much ...

Please Let Me Get There: Lessons In The Darkness Of Death And The Light Of The Living

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.11.2016 | Good News
Kindness Blog

By Stephanie March My last living grandparent passed away on Thanksgiving Day this year. My grandma spent her final days on this earth in her own be...

Kindness and Compassion to All Beyond Christmas? Show Some Goodwill to Yourself First

Vidyamala Burch | Posted 12.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Vidyamala Burch

If you do practice these steps of goodwill towards yourself, then magically, in the true spirit of Christmas and giving, you will be able to care and love others much more deeply, in a much more sustainable way.

7 Ways To Be More Likable (They're Not What You Think)

Susie Moore | Posted 12.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

It is natural to want to be surrounded by positive people. If there are two people capable of doing a job, selling a product or service (or even sitting next to us) the likable person will win every time. Here are seven reasons likable people succeed:

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

This world is full of loss, and pain, and every imaginable form of suffering. The line between love and hate is thin, and I don't know a single person who doesn't know this firsthand. None of use needs to cross over, even though pain seems to drive us toward hatred. The desire to hurt others only makes us suffer more. Don't follow it. Do bring light to the darkness.